Sunday, December 4, 2022

Aoki On Kawajiri's Leg At DREAM: “I Was Hoping For An Open-Fracture”

By MATT BOONE
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

After reacting for the most-part respectful following his submission victory via achilles lock over Tatsuya Kawajiri at DREAM 15 this past weekend in Saitama, Japan, top-ranked MMA lightweight Shinya Aoki (ranked #5 by MMANEWS.com) is showing signs of the bad boy in him that has surfaced in the past.

The same Aoki that flipped off Mizuto Hirota after beating him and injuring him with an armlock at the K-1 Dynamite!! show on New Year's Eve resurfaced in a recent interview with SportsNavi.

Aoki said the following in regards to Kawajiri facing potential bodily harm from the leglock he refused to tap to, “When I caught him and tried to submit him, I heard a loud crackle sound. He did not tap so I thought

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